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Understanding the role of microbiome interactions in the freezing stress tolerance of plants

Project description

A cold solution for growing apples

A farmer’s worst nightmare is a cold front that freezes their crops. Unfortunately, present solutions are costly, inefficient and harmful for the environment. A new, natural plant bacteria-based protection would be the most promising. In this context, the EU-funded FreezingBioprotector project will create a microbial-based product for freezing protection for apples in an interdisciplinary approach (molecular biology, bioinformatics, microbiology and plant physiology) focusing on bacterial communities associated with the anthosphere of a wild cold-adapted rosaceous plant (Dryas octopetala). The combination of high-throughput sequencing and rapid throughput screening of bacterial isolates will be applied to evaluate freezing protection possibilities and will enable healthy and effective fruit crops protection on the EU market.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Net EU contribution
€ 183 473,28
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Trento Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00